Do you struggle to set stay at home mom goals that will make you feel successful and fulfilled. Learn how to set goals that will maximize your efforts as a stay at home mom!
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When I left the workplace to be a stay at home mom, I was terrified. I remember sitting in my care in the parking garage of a big downtown law firm feeling like I was going to hyperventilate. I was quitting my job, on purpose, and I didn’t have another job to go to.
That was 20 years ago. Of course, things worked out as they should, but there were definitely some hiccups along the way.
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At first things were going okay. In addition to my two toddlers, I had a new medically fragile baby, and caring for her kept me busy most of the time. Then, as time went on, my toddlers became more independent and my daughter’s condition stabilized. I had fewer demands on my time in the form of medical visits and therapy. I began to move through my days without real purpose. I quickly discovered that I needed some goals.
Do stay at home mom’s need goals?
Everyone needs goals. Actually, everyone has them, even if they are as simple as making it through the day to bedtime. The key is setting goals that will propel you forward with purpose in the direction you want to go.
The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.William Rose Wallace
Why should a stay at home mom set goals?
The job of being a mother is certainly one of the most, if not the most important job, you can do. The connection with his mother forms shapes a child’s psyche for the rest of his life. The impression we make on our children as a mother determines much of their worldview. The importance of this job cannot be understated. Knowing these things, it is imperative that we mother our children with excellence! To achieve excellence, we must set goals.
If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.Zig Ziglar
What kids of goals should moms set?
The job of a stay at home mom encompasses so many areas. We are often the chef, nurse, maid, chauffer, CEO, CFO, counselor, teacher, etc. The list goes on and on. Since the various aspects of our job touch every area of life, so should our goals. We must also remember that we, as mothers, are people and our goals should reflect such.
Goals for stay at home moms can be divided into five areas.
Our goals as moms can be divided into five main areas that encompass who we are as individuals and the various roles we play in our family. Those areas are:
Health Goals for Stay at Home Moms
Goals concerning our health should be prioritized because we cannot take care of anyone else if we are not healthy ourselves. When we are healthy and our body is functioning in peak condition, we accomplish more, and have more to give to those around us.
Some examples of some health goals we can set are:
- Lose weight (find some simple weight loss tips for moms here)
- Exercise more
- Drink more water
- Eat healthier
- Get more/better sleep
- Get regular check ups
You may think once you become a stay at home mom, you will not have any financial goals since those are typically associated with earning power in your job. That’s just not true. Financial goals can be split into two categories; saving money and earning money. Yes, you can still earn money as a stay at home mom.
Earn Money as a Stay at Home Mom
Stay at home moms can earn money in a variety of ways such as keeping other children, working with an MLM company, working from home for a traditional company, starting an Etsy shop, or blogging.
Save Money as a Stay at Home Mom
If you want to keep your focus at home and not actually earn extra money as a stay at home mom, you can still impact your household finances by saving money. There are lots of ways you can save money. In fact, you are already saving money that would typically be spent on childcare, transportation, and a work wardrobe. Read here to find six ways to save money by quitting your job.
Relationship Goals for Stay at Home Moms
As stay at home moms, we naturally build relationships with our children, but there are so many other relationships that are important for us to maintain, including those with our husband, parents, and friends. It is easy to get wrapped up in motherhood and neglect the other relationships in our lives. Some relationship goals might be:
- Have regular date night with your husband
- Visit your parents regularly
- Be more gentle with your children
- Individual time with each child
Self Care and Personal Development Goals for Moms
You are a mom, and that does not mean you are finished growing as a person. It also does not mean you are the last person you need to care for. The importance of personal development for moms cannot be emphasized enough. We need to continue to grow so we can nurture those around us. Self care is also an important part of motherhood. Mothers tend to nurture everyone around them but often neglect themselves in the process. Some examples of self care and personal development goals could be:
- Making time for reading (you can find a list of my favorite books for stay at home moms here.)
- Creating a morning routine
- Creating an evening routine
- Limiting screen time
Spiritual Goals for Moms
We are spiritual beings. To neglect our spiritual life is to invite trouble both physically and spiritually. Prayer has been linked to:
- Better health.
- Greater psychological well-being.
- Less depression
- Less hypertension.
- Less stress, even during difficult times.
- More positive feelings.
- Superior ability to handle stress.
Some goals that help keep moms in good shape spiritually might be:
- Scripture Memory (Find free printable verse cards here.)
- Bible Reading
- Weekly bible study participation
- Individual bible study
- Daily prayer discipline
- Weekly church attendance
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